It’s time again for my annual stuffed pumpkin recipe. Can you believe it? Halloween is next week and the holidays will (too) soon be here! I’ve already started encouraging Slender For Life™ weight loss hypnosis clients to start thinking about their weight goal between now and January 3. Soon, most Americans will be packing on the pounds. It doesn’t have to be that way. With hypnosis for weight loss you can enjoy the holidays and even holiday food and still lose weight.
Stuffed Pumpkin is a center piece of Roger and Marilyn Moore’s Thanksgiving Dinner
1 cup apricot nectar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
Stir together and set aside. Heat and pour over pumpkin and dressing when serving.
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 onion, chopped
1 ½ cups chopped celery
2 small apples, peeled & diced
1 cup apricot nectar
1 cup cooked white beans
2 tablespoons chopped fresh
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon Italian seasonings
½ teaspoon dried sage
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 cups wild rice*
To prepare stuffing: Sauté the mushrooms, onion, celery and apple in the apricot nectar for 10 minutes. Add the beans and all of the seasonings and simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Stir in the bread cubes.
You can add other vegetables that you like in the dressing; I have put in green peppers and zucchini.
*You can substitute 2 to 3 cups whole wheat bread cubes
I also have substituted 2 cups of wild rice, and used half of the bread crumbs.
1 medium pumpkin
Cut off the top of the pumpkin and save for a cover. Clean out seeds and string portion Place bread stuffing inside, cover with top of pumpkin. Place in a large roasting pan with 1 inch of water covering the bottom of pan. Bake at 350º for 1 ½ hours or until pumpkin can be pierced with a fork.
You may also use any of the following: Two medium acorn squash cut in half, butternut squash, cut in half, or banana or Hubbard squash.
Just like a little kid I got all excited when I saw the first delivery truck of pumpkins show up at our market. I could smell and taste that Stuffed Pumpkin on our Thanksgiving table. A word of warning – they are so good that we make two. One for the Thanksgiving dinner and a second one so that we can have leftovers when the company is gone.
With weight loss hypnosis you can enjoy a piece of pumpkin pie or an occasional Christmas cookie – you just don’t have any need or desire to eat them all. So if you want this holiday season be different on your waist line than past holidays, give me a call or send me an email and find out what hypnosis for weight loss can do for you. You can be in choice and say “no” to those extra holiday pounds.
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